There’s a saying “Out with the old and in with the new”. In 2018 that saying is still true, as more and more companies are going digital. Some experts predict that most companies will have switched to advanced technology jobs by 2020, and will include jobs focused on artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, and augmented or virtual reality.
As the digital workforce grows daily, the demand for tech workers will grow exponentially. Many believe that the tech industry will grow at a pace that is unmatched by any other industry. As the tech industry grows, it will expand and overlap with with other industries. This merger of tech and business skills will continue the digital business transformation. IT skill sets will remain valuable, but won’t be enough to keep up with the shift.
If you’re coming into the digital business transformation from outside the IT world, it’s not too late. There are a lot of great ways to develop IT skills and improve your business/IT resume. There are a lot of online or in-person coding camps that teach computer coding in only a few months.
We want to help you stay ahead of the curve, so we’ve put together a list of some of the hottest up and coming IT jobs.
Software developers research, design, and write code in one of many programming languages to produce programs or apps for home and business computer use. There is a constant need for more software developers, since we use so much technology on a daily basis. There’s never been a better time to start learning how to develop software, and as long as there is new technology, there will always be a need for software developers
Computer Vision Engineer
Computer vision engineers develop applications and scripts that use computer vision to identify and position objects for robots to interact with. These vision algorithms help recognize patterns in images. They can be used to measure sizes of objects or find discolored areas in produce for quality control. Computer vision deals with how computers can gain understanding from images or videos, and seeks to automate tasks that the human visual system can do.
Machine Learning Engineer
Machine learning engineers are advanced computer programmers who focus on developing artificial intelligence machines that can learn and apply knowledge they gain. They also develop computer programs that can access data and use it to learn. More and more companies are integrating AI in their processes, and it’s going to be important for them to have machine learning engineers who can provide
User Support Specialist
As fast as the technology we have is changing, it’s impossible to learn how to use everything all the time. With a deeper integration of technology into the business, more employees will need technical support in a lot of IT areas. The days of having one IT support professional are long gone. In order to support your business with the best user support, you’ll need multiple trained specialists who can support the technology transformation within your business.
Support specialists need to have technical know-how and good communication skills to be able to empathize and train your other employees on how to move their work forward in the face of new technology. This will be a game changer for your business, improve your processes, and pull you quickly and painlessly into the future.
Technology changes too quickly for a slow uptake in learning. Your business needs professionals who can be continually training employees on the new types of skills they need. This is a problem you need to be proactive about. If you wait to hire support specialists until you need them, you’re too late. And if you’re late to the digital workplace transformation, you many never fully catch up.
A lot of the time we spend with technology is spent on mobile phones. It’s more convenient than finding a desktop computer or pulling out a laptop. In order to capture that audience, businesses are looking to develop mobile friendly apps that bring in more traffic to their business.
While some app developers use a lot of coding, they are also responsible for identifying needs, and designing the code used in the app. They take a more managerial role in the development of the app and oversee it from start to finish.
The Future is Here. Now.
Technology is going to keep coming into your business at a faster and faster rate. Are you hiring the right people to make sure you bring in the best to your business and provide the best for your customers? The Computer Merchant can help you ensure you bring in the best talent to push your business through this technology transformation.